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Postpartum Support International Conference

The 26th Annual Postpartum Support International (PSI) Conference: Innovation and Advocacy to Support the Mental Health of Pregnant and Postpartum Families is now accepting proposals for the main conference, June 21 and 22, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Of particular interest will be presentations regarding: policy and advocacy which promotes the emotional health of the perinatal family, development of community support networks, fostering connections between caregivers for the perinatal family, integrating mental health and primary care, improving clinical competency regarding PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders),  infant-parent psychotherapy and other interventions that support attachment and the early parent-child relationship, clinical updates, and new research. 
Please anticipate a presentation time ranging from one hour to 1 ˝ hours (we will discuss with you once the selections are made). We welcome both didactic and experiential proposals, as well as poster presentations. Proposals are due by September 9, 2012 and can be sent by email to [email protected] or by fax to 503-894-9452. An email acknowledgement from the PSI office will be confirmation that your proposal has been received. If you don’t receive an acknowledgment, please contact the office at 503-894-9453.

Submission Format Requirements for Presentation Proposals


Title: Provide title as it might appear in conference program. Please limit to 10 words or less.


Presenter Name(s): 


Presenter(s) Contact Information: (for conference planning use only): 


Presenter Bio(s): Please limit to 75 words each 


Topic Description: A brief 24 -30 word description of the presentation content. Describe the session in promotional terms for marketing/ promotional materials.


Behavioral Objectives: Provide three to five measurable objectives that describe in behavioral terms the knowledge, skills, or learning outcomes that complete the sentence, "At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to …” (Use terms such as: describe, list, discuss, identify).


Topic/Content Outline: Include the proposed presentation content in Roman Numeral outline format. The content outline is directly related to and supports the objectives. Label each outline section with the objective it supports. Include the number of minutes you plan to spend on each outline section. Please note that “welcome/introductions” cannot be counted in the contact hour calculations. Sessions will be between 60 and 90 minutes long.

If your presentation is already in a Power Point Format, that format is acceptable for submission as well.

Please feel free to expand upon the given fields in the content outline.


Teaching Methods and Strategies for Adult Learning: List the methods, teacher/learning strategies, materials and resources to be used by speaker to cover each objective. Teaching methods include but are not limited to: lecture, panel discussion, role play, questions and answers, demonstrations, practice, specific audiovisuals, etc.

The conference program committee may recommend that some submissions be presented in poster format for evaluation in that category.


Poster Presentations Submissions
Submissions are being accepted for poster presentations of completed research, research in progress, new program design and implementation, or poster descriptions of state or regional projects and initiatives.

Primary submitters of presentations will be notified via email regarding acceptance by November 9, 2012. Primary presenters are responsible for conveying this and all subsequent conference-related information to any co-presenters. Please contact the PSI Office with any questions.

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